Don't Waste Your Summer

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Youth Ministry at Home Lesson

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." - Matthew 5:9

“It is not an easy journey to get a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place because it frees you.” -Tyler Perry

Some questions to consider:

  1. What are some low-key ways that people try to get payback?
  2. What are some reasons why we would rather have payback?
  3. What are some ways we justify payback?
  4. How can payback hurt others? How can payback hurt us?
  5. Why can pursuing peace, instead of trying to get payback, be difficult?
  6. Describe a time when someone else pursued peace with you instead of payback? What did they do?
  7. Read Matthew 5:9, What do you think it means to be a peacemaker?
  8. What’s the difference between pursuing peace and forgiving someone? What’s the difference between pursuing peace and becoming friends again?
  9. What are some steps you can take to pursue peace? Some examples of steps. choosing to not pay back, refusing to gossip, making time to have a difficult conversation, asking for forgiveness, acknowledge the hurt?


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